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at the schools. more tonight from nbc's initial -- michelle franzen. >> reporter: princeton alumnus susan patton says she was just giving women at the ivy league university the advice she would have wanted. >> here's what nobody is telling you. find a husband on campus before you graduate. yes, i went there. >> reporter: the mother of two sons, both princetonians published her opinion in the school's online paper after attending a women's leader ship conference on campus telling female students princeton and other top-tier universities offer them the best chance of finding a husband. >> for most of you the cornerstone of your future and happiness will be inextricably linked to the man you marry. you will never again have this concentration of men who are worthy of you. >> reporter: her motherly tips on when and where to search for mr. right went viral and sparked mixed reactions. >> there's merit to the fact that you are surrounded by high-caliber people. if you're someone that wants to be with a high-caliber person like that, then it probably is a good environment. >> i think you have lots of o
. nbc's michelle franzen and how she is making a difference. >> reporter: it's an early morning at mcgee women's hospital in pittsburgh. nurse sill va benosoli preps her patients for surgery. >> your hair is gorgeous. who does this? >> reporter: with a nurturing touch, sylvia sedates patients beginning in-vitro fertilization, a procedure that for many women is their last hope of having a child. >> they all say that i put them at ease. i hope they tell me the truth. >> well, they send you flowers afterwards. >> yes, they do. i get a lot of flowers and candy. >> reporter: sylvia had been working as a nurse for more than a half a century. >> the first test tube baby born in the united states is in fine shape tonight. >> reporter: but when in-vitro technology became a reality in the u.s. during the '80s, she found her calling. >> at 79 -- i am 79. i don't want to be doing old ladies with their fractured hips and old men with all their cardiac conditions and so on. this is a fun, fun job. >> reporter: more than a job. a passion that sylvia's taking one step further. donating her life savin
. nbc's michelle franzen takes a new look. >> reporter: you want to just keep christopher here? >> denise jeffries runs a family business in queens, new york. a daycare center that her mother linda started 30 years ago to make sure she was properly looked after. >> i just worried all the time that my child wasn't getting what she needed. >> reporter: now at 32, denise is facing the same challenge, balancing her work while she and her husband bring up two young children. >> this is number two. >> that's number three. >> reporter: life at home is a flurry of homework, cooking dinner, and bedtime stories. >> it's absolutely not easy. but nothing worth having is easy. >> reporter: one voice in a debate raging about the cost of success, fueled by books like "lean in" and "the atlantic monthly" story entitled "why women still can't have it all." and a new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows that almost two-thirds of men and women agree. when it comes to having a career and family, most women can't have it all without making a lot of sacrifices. among women 55 and older, 68% sai
today at public events throughout the country. michelle franzen has that story for us tonight. >> reporter: at the run apalooza in asbury park, runners started the day with bomb sniffing dogs and police patrols. unprecedented measures for a foot race in this historic jersey shore town. >> we made sure public safety was a paramount situation here. >> reporter: all around the country, recreational events are on parallel track with a nation on guard. in california at the annual long beach grand prix, more manpower and vigilance to handle the 170,000 spectators attending the celebrity charity race. >> i do think the police presence is necessary. >> reporter: security experts say there are no credible threats, but the boston bombing stripped away another layer of innocence to everyday american life. >> it doesn't mean you cancel events, but you want to be monitoring crowds. you want to have perhaps more dogs, more undercover agents. >> reporter: at miami international, a security director ordered everyone to pay even closer attention to their surroundings. >> to be on the lookout f
is thriving. >> that was michelle franzen reporting. >>> parts of the houston area were hit over the weekend with more than six inches of rain in just a few hours. turning streets into just that, rivers. many drivers were stranded with firefighters making more than 100 high-water rescues and a convenience store roof collapsed from the weight of the water in one situation, but the employees inside were able to get out before the roof caved in and there were no injuries. >>> let's get over to nbc's dylan dreyer here with your forecast for the week. we still have a lot of rain in some parts of the country. and in the west? >> yes. we are seeing most of our rain in the southeast today. we still have flooding concerns especially near fargo. the red river is expected to crest by tuesday night into wednesday, up around 37 feet. flood stage is 18 feet. so flooding is going to be a major concern out that way. you can see most of the wet weather is in the southeast and the northwest. although up across seattle and down into portland, also east into northern idaho, we are seeing lighter rain at this po
information coming to light about the aspects of the suspects and their mother. nbc's michelle franzen is live in boston to tell us more about that. michelle, good morning. >> good morning, lester. u.s. officials tell nbc news that they are looking for evidence here on the suspects here at home and also following up on leads overseas. authorities have been operating on the theory the suspects acted alone and also say they are not ruling anything out. >> investigators say they are still looking into all possibilities in the boston bombing case, including tracking possible leads on the two bombing suspects here at home and overseas. authorities confirm the brothers' mother was placed on a u.s. government terrorism database 18 months before the bombings because of her son tamerlan. the list consists of hundreds of thousands of names, but being added to the list doesn't mean proof of terrorist activity. a u.s. official tells nbc news russian authorities passed along information to the cia stating both tamerlan and his mother were showing signs of increasing radicalization. >> they are already talk
franzen is in boston now with the very latest. michelle, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. nbc news has confirmed that russian authorities in the initial days after the bombing here in boston reached out to u.s. authorities and told them back in 2011 that russian authorities had actually had a wiretapped conversation that they had recorded between tamerlan tsarnaev and his mother and a conversation where the russians say where they discussed jihad. this conversation, authorities tell us, say there is no link or connection at this time to the bombings here in boston but investigators are still tracking leads here and overseas. a key focus for investigators centers on tamerlan's tsarnaev's visit to dagestan in 2012 and what he did during his six-month stay. authorities tell nbc news they are weighing russian reports on what they learned about tamerlan while he was visiting family. big question sunday for lawmakers, whether tamerlan received training during his trip. >> i suspect that ultimately we're going to conclude that a lot of the radicalization took place before the tr
investigators are now saying about their mother. we'll get the latest from nbc's michelle franzen in boston. >> reporter: nbc news has learned that although early accounts focus largely on the stolen suv, investigators are also focusing on a second vehicle. a green honda used by the bombing suspects on the day of the manhunt and fatal shooting of m.i.t. officer sean collier in cambridge. in an affidavit, federal authorities say the suspects carjacked a vehicle. police say a mercedes suv, following the shooting when they were riding together during the chase that ended in watertown, but in photographs obtained by nbc news and eyewitness accounts, a green honda was also spotted at the scene in watertown along with the black suv. in nearby bedford friday, investigators also searched a landfill. police say they were looking for dzhokhar tsarnaev's laptop and receipts for fireworks used to make the bombs. overseas, more details on the brothers' family. authorities confirmed tsarnaev's mother was placed on the u.s. government terrorist database because of her son, tamerlan, 18 months before the b
it might have led the fbi to do a more thorough investigation of the family. nbc's michelle franzen has more on what's coming to light about the suspects and their mother. >> reporter: investigators say they are still looking into all possibilities in the boston bombing case, including tracking possible leads on the two bombing suspects here at home and overseas. authorities confirm the brothers' mother was placed on a u.s. government terrorism database 18 months before the bombing because of her son tamerlan. the list consists of hundreds of thousands of names. but being added to the list doesn't mean proof of terrorist activity. a u.s. official tells nbc news russian authorities passed along information to the cia stating both tamerlan and his mother were showing signs of increasing radicalization. >> they are already talking about that we are terrorists. i am terrorist. >> reporter: accusations the mother denies. meanwhile, nbc news has learned that although early accounts focused largely on the stolen suv, investigators are also focusing on a second vehicle. a green honda used by th
following the marathon attacks. nbc's michelle franzen has the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: a key focus for investigators centers on tamerlan tsarnaev's visit to dagestan in 2012 and what he did during his six-month state. authorities tell nbc news they are weighing russian reports on what they learned about tamerlan while he was visiting family. the big question sunday for lawmakers, whether tamerlan received training during his trip. >> i suspect that ultimately we're going to conclude that a lot of the radicalization took place before the trip. that these brothers, particularly the older brother, were more self-radicalized, that online sources were probably among the most significant factors. >> reporter: several former counterterrorism officials tell nbc news investigators are leaning toward a theory that the two suspects did not have training and acted alone, pointing to syria's flaws in the operation. the suspects had no escape plan and returned home after the bombing. police say they carjacked a vehicle and stole money from the victim. and on the day of the bombing,
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adamant about it. >> just extraordinary. let's go to boston and nbc's michelle franzen, who is standing by for us. michelle, good morning to you. what more is jeff bauman revealing about that day? >> well, we've learned a lot in the last few days about what jeff bauman had told authorities, and how he had seen, on his tv screen in that hospital room, alex, the suspects, once fbi released those photos. and he's mentioning that he -- he really made eye contact with this person. that the suspect number one really stuck out. and he gave a more detailed description in his radio interview. >> well, i was with my girlfriend's roommates, and we were having a great time, you know. we were watching the runners. everyone was having a great time. and just that one guy, you know, he didn't look like he was having a good time. so, he was right next to me at that point, and he had a bag, and he had glasses, he had like a kind of like a leather like sweatshirt type of deal. >> mm-hmm. >> and you know, it's warm out, he was just an odd guy. it just struck me odd. and that's what i remember of him, and t
," michelle franzen, nbc news. >> we'll tell you how all that comes out. right now, here's erica. >> lester, thanks. >>> there's only about 1,600 pandas left in the wild. there's incredible pressure to get them to mate. one pair of pandas in scotland apparently not getting the message. zoo employees there are trying new methods to bring these two together. >> reporter: they might be the cutest babies on earth, panda babies. just looking at them makes your heart melt. but the stork doesn't deliver these panda cubs. for that, you need a male and a female panda to, well, let's just say the bears need to meet the birds and the bees. for some reason, getting pandas to get it on isn't that simple. meet two giant pandas living at eddinborough in scotland. their names mean sweetheart and sunshine. somehow they don't seem sweetheart material. how do you get pandas in the mood? how about a little marvin gay? that's right they listen to the radio, and the zoo keepers switch the station to try to help him relax. perhaps barry white will do the trick. ♪ can't get enough of your love baby ♪ >> report
. michelle franzen has more. ♪ >> reporter: she's world famous for her fashion and flare. when barbie debuted in a striped swimsuit in 1969, the creator, ruth handeler, says it represents the fact that a woman has choices, but critics have taken aim at the iconic doll saying her unrealistic proportions have limited a girl's ideal body image. now, rehab.com, a search engine for mental health treatment centers, has created an image showing how barbie stacks up next to the average american woman. her head larger, her waist 19 inches smaller, and hips 11 inches tinier. >> to see it in that way, it's shocking. and i think it helps women and girls really get a real check-in. >> reporter: it's not the first time we've seen barbie in the real world. last year, an australian blog posted a picture of a woman's body outlined with the doll's proportions. and two years ago, college student created her version of a life-sized barbie to start a discussion after she overcame an eating disorder. >> barbie gives eating disorders, but she's one factor that plays a role in a young girl -- a young boy's developme
as michelle franzen reports for some it came at a price. territory was a week like no other, starting with the bombing attack at the boston marathon. >> something just blew up. >> reporter: and followed by a massive manhunt for the suspects. one in which social media played a significant role, giving police solid leads. >> it was a ride-along like we've never seen in any kind of american news story. >> reporter: but also, experts say, fuelling a wildfire of misinformation and speculation. >> the problem is, gossip is now like a computer virus. and in seconds it can spread around the planet. >> reporter: in the days after the attack, police reached out to the public asking for cell phone photos and tips. >> there has to be hundreds if not thousands of photographs or videos. >> reporter: after reviewing surveillance cameras, authorities released video of two men with backpacks, soon photos began circulating on the internet leading to some mistakes. >> bag men. feds seek these two pictured at boston marathon. >> reporter: "the new york post" published a photo of two men who were not the
was in their hands. >> well, let's go to boston. nbc's michelle franzen. so, michelle, with a good day to you, let's get the latest on the investigation. investigis tt we're learning more about a second car, the green honda that the suspects were also spotted in during that day of the manhunt and the car that certainly police say was used during the shooting that ended up killing the cambridge m.i.t. officer sean collier. now, state police, massachusetts state police, re-enacted the green car. they brought it back to cambridge in that area and we're also learning more about the devices themselves, the bombs, and just how they were made. federal authorities moved the boat from the driveway and watertown home a week after a manhunt and shootout ended with dzhokhar tsarnaev being spotted hiding under the boat's tarp. >> we were able to look right through the plastic as if it wasn't even there. >> the 19-year-old was also moved to ft. devon, a high security medical prison outside of boston. it followed a week of his recovery at beth israel hospital where he was formally charged monday at a bedside hea
. >>> let's go to boston. nbc's michelle franzen. a good sunday to you, my friend. new information about the suspects and their mother. >> reporter: yeah, again we're learning more, alex, more overseas and also here at home. as you heard earlier, u.s. officials tell nbc news that they are focussing on leads here at home and also overseas. authorities have been operating under the theory that the suspects acted alone, but at the same time saying they are not ruling anything out. investigators say they are still looking into all possibilities in the boston bombing case, including tracking possible leads on the two bombing suspects here at home and overseas. authorities confirm the brothers' mother was placed on a terrorism database 18 months before the bombings because of her son tamerlan. the list consists of hundreds of thousands of names, but being added to the list doesn't mean proof of terrorist activity. a u.s. official tells nbc news russian authorities passed along information to the cia, stating both tamerlan and his mother were showing signs of increasing radicalization. >> they
investigati investigation. michelle franzen is in boston now with the latest. michelle, good morning. >> good morning, lester. investigators are also centering their investigation on a second car they believe was used by the suspect during that manhunt and shoot-out that went under way last week. a green honda, they say, that the brothers drove, and was used in the shoot-out in cambridge that killed m.i.t. police officer sean collier. this past thursday, nbc news has learned massachusetts state police conducted a re-enactment of the shoot-out at cambridge, using the green honda. now this is just some of the elements federal agents are looking in to, and also they're learning new details about the design of the bombs that were used in the boston marathon shooting. the design federal investigators say that is consistent with designs that are in "inspire" magazine, an al qaeda published magazine. they say that these bombs were using low explosives that are consistent with commercial fireworks, they were packed with shrapnel and also triggered by toy car radio controller components. meantime, dzh
still in boston hospitals. one person is still in critical condition. michelle franzen is in boston on this sunday afternoon. michelle, what's happening behind you right now? >> reporter: well, it's a steady flow as we saw yesterday, craig. it's a beautiful view on this sunday where everyone wants to come down to copley square to this makeshift memorial. they're coming down to read notes, lay flowers, and have a community gathering with each other, talking about everyday things in life and talking about the bombing that occurred two weeks ago. the investigation is moving at rapid speed with investigators checking leads here and also looking into leads your seas at the same time, craig. >> there are new questions being raised about the mother of the suspects. what do we know about that? >> reporter: well, of course, investigators have been focused on her for the last week. certainly they want to know what her connection to any of the ties may be. she has, of course, been adamant about not being tied to anything. and even though she was added to the u.s.'s government database, being o
are experiencing and families? >> reporter: for today michelle franzen, nbc news, new york. >> we'll switch gears in a moment. still to come on "today," wedding planners, check. gown, check. flowers, check. all that's missing is a group. that's not stopping some women from getting ready for their big day. >>> up next, the 14 year old making history at the masters tournament. we'll tell you more about his story after these messages. bac! smokey bacon, crispy bacon, tasty bacon! where is it?! where's the bacon?! (news anchor) bacon popular, story at 11. yummy, crunchy, bacon bacon bacon there in that bag! who wants a beggin' strip? me! i'd get it myself but i don't have thumbs! mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm it's beggin'! mmm i love you... (announcer) beggin' strips...made with real bacon. there's no time like beggin' time! ♪me and you... ghirardelli squares chocolate... ♪a little rendezvous savor our luscious filling combined with our slow melting chocolate. ♪that little reward for all the things you do.♪ only from ghirardelli. but i can still get your return done in time. it's not too late, there's
with the suspect went to college. michelle franzen is standing by live for must boston with the latest on the investigation. what can you tell us? what are you hearing about the mother? why was she on the terror watch list? >> reporter: we are learning new details, craig that u.s. counterterrorism officials are confirming, telling nbc news that russian intelligence had passed along information to the cia back a few years back and said that they had given them information that tamerlan and his mother were becoming, in their words, more radicalized and as a result, u.s. officials added tam letter lan and his mother, confirmed to nbc news they added them to the watch list known as tide, a database of about 700,000 names in that. and o course, we have heard from tsarnaev's family this week, his mother adamantly denying any of the accusations that she has been accused of this week. >> what were the investigators looking for in that landfill, any idea? >> back here in boston, the investigation still very fluid on many levels yesterday. several dozen people, investigators now the a landfill a
or a reflection of her marriage. >> reporter: a glaring spotlight for better or for worse. for "today," michelle franzen, nbc news. >>> still ahead, talk about a good ending. a man sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit gets a second chance to make his dreams come true. we'll tell you about his story. first this is "today" on nbc. here you go little man. [ humming ] [ babbling ] the cheerios bandit got you again? [ both laugh ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios ♪ the one and only, cheerios ♪ >>> still to come on "today," spring fashion trends. do a little shopping for new spring casual clothes. see what works and what didn't work. >> see which modeling poses worked and what didn't. >>> and then, the headless drive-thru guy and other videos from the week. if you have yet to master the quiet sneeze... [ sneezes ] [ male announcer ] you may be an allergy muddler. try zyrtec®. it gives you powerful allergy relief. and zyrtec® is different than claritin® because zyrtec® starts working at hour 1 on the first day you take it. claritin® doesn't start working until hour 3. [ sneezes ] [ male a
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